Compete in a digital world

Fund cross-sectoral application projects

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 12/02/2016 1480715398
INTRODUCTION The Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) supports the development and commercialization of novel technology in the mine digitization space w .... Read more

INTRODUCTION

The Ultra-Deep Mining Network (UDMN) supports the development and commercialization of novel technology in the mine digitization space with projects for the internet of things, predictive analytics, wearables, sensors, machine learning, and automation/robotics.   We recognize that the mining industry’s ability to use data productivity is fundamental to enabling the advanced manufacturing principles that facilitate ultra-deep mining being done in an economically feasible way.

CHALLENGES

While we have been fortunate to work with some of Canada’s finest mining-focused digital entrepreneurs, there are other cross-sectoral innovations in cloud computing, drones, cyber security, digital manufacturing, artificial intelligence, quantum computing and autonomous vehicles that can be successfully applied to mining.  In some of these instances, the requirement is not for novel innovation but for practical application to a new domain.  

SOLUTIONS

In the field of “new to mining” digital applications, the government could provide leveraged funding to help high potential SMEs with origins in other sectors connect and apply their innovations to mining. This type of support has the dual purpose of supporting Canadian job growth for existing SMEs, while simultaneously exposing the mining industry to cutting edge thinking.

*Note:  For information about the Ultra-Deep Mining Network, please visit: https://www.miningdeep.ca/ 

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Lead the World towards a better short-date format, #0MMDDYYYY #YYYY0MMDD #DD0MMYYYY

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 11/12/2016 1478982020
Canada has an excellent international reputation as a negotiator. As global communications, collaboration and commerce continue to integrate across c .... Read more

Canada has an excellent international reputation as a negotiator. As global communications, collaboration and commerce continue to integrate across cultural boundaries, the correct interpretation of dates grows in importance. Adopting a slight variation per country can actually yield a numeric, short-date format for all that can be well-interpreted in any language or region.

The proposal is relatively simple. It would enable all countries to continue using there familiar patterns of numbers with any traditional formatting symbols. Y2K taught us the value of using a four digit year, we often write the day in a two-digit, zero filled format. So why not extend the pattern to include a three character month?   4-3-2 !   That is a FOUR digit year, THREE digit month, TWO digit day. A three character month would ''always start with a zero''. That is January would be written as 001 and so on where December would be written as 012. Here are a few examples:

* - 0MM/DD/YYYY, e.g. 001/03/2016 for Jan 03,2016

* - DD-0MM-YYYY, e.g. 03-001-2016 for 03 Jan 2016

* - YYYY 0MM DD, e.g. 2016 001 03 for 2016 01 03

* - YYYY.DD.0MM, e.g. 2016.03.001 if anyone wanted to use it!

 

ISO 86011 cites YYYY-MM-DD as the international standard and has its purpose where it can be enforced, but it fails to address the cultural needs that drives people to hold on to their practices. Moreover, ISO 86011 does not regulated the majority of content shared across the internet to every corner of our world. The three digit Month encourages all to make an adjustment, rather than accept a replacement, from a foreign influence.

For additional information, see ... http://imaginarium.ideascale.com/a/dtd/DATE-CONFUSION-Eliminated-with-0MM-DD-YYYY-and-YYYY-0MM-DD/858917-20438

Credit: Jeff Hurst

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Supporting local media voices

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 11/08/2016 1478617928
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  The following is excerpted from Newspapers Canada's full submission, which is attached.     If Canadian innovation is to find a voice and a p .... Read more

 

The following is excerpted from Newspapers Canada's full submission, which is attached.

 

 

If Canadian innovation is to find a voice and a platform for future growth, Canada needs local media voices to be able to compete with global digital media giants in our own backyard. 

We need to find ways to support newspapers’ transition to digital platforms, as well as to develop new ways to leverage those platforms to make them more attractive to both readers and advertisers (more and better data for advertisers, ensuring greater access and relevance to readers).  Government of Canada should support that transition through targeted support to help newspapers make those investments by ensuring that government advertising programs properly recognize the value that local news media outlets play in communicating to Canadians.

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Improving Technology Access and Digital Adoption for SMEs

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 11/04/2016 1478283113
Technology and digital adoption remain some of the most important ways for SMEs to innovate and increase their overall productivity. However, the cost .... Read more

Technology and digital adoption remain some of the most important ways for SMEs to innovate and increase their overall productivity. However, the costs of purchasing or upgrading equipment can be prohibitive for many smaller companies. Lifting these barriers is essential in ensuring that SMEs can remain competitive in an ever evolving marketplace.

  • Introduce an “Innovation Deduction” that would allow businesses to claim up to $100,000 per year spent on new equipment or technology, in the year of purchase. This could be similar the United States’ Expense Deduction Bill (Section 179 Deduction).
  • Reintroduce a 100 per cent Capital Cost Allowance (CCA) rate for technology purchases to allow new investments by businesses in order to improve access to new technologies and help spur innovation;
  • Improve technology and information sharing initiatives between the federal government, educational institutions, and the business community by ensuring that businesses are aware of the resources available to them and removing barriers to accessing resources such as red tape. As businesses rely on sources in their own industries for information on innovation, this could be achieved through working with industry associations to help promote services offered by the government and post-secondary institutions, such as Technology Access Centres.

* For full list of recommendations, see attached CFIB report on SMEs and innovation, Beyond the Big Idea: Redefining and Rethinking the Innovation Agenda 

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Stronger Digital Skills among Canadians

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 10/31/2016 1477934550
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With momentum accelerating for increased innovation and job growth at the same time as the rise of digital skills shortages and global competition for .... Read more

With momentum accelerating for increased innovation and job growth at the same time as the rise of digital skills shortages and global competition for talent, Canada will need a collective effort among industry, associations, academia, and policy-makers to leverage all talent sources.

Stronger Drive to Include Women in the Digital Economy

The CATA Women in Technology Forum outlined in their “Building Digital Skills” Submission (2010) that an “existing and underutilized human resource is Canada’s women. Women [and other diverse people] are under-represented in [information and communications technology] and other advanced technology sectors such as defence and security, and aerospace” (Digital Canada 150: 2010).

It is evident that women in Canada remain behind men when it comes to digital skills and fluency within the workplace; however, improving women’s digital skills can close the existing skills gap.

Accenture, a professional services company focused on a range of services in digital, technology, and operations fields, has outlined in their 2016 report entitled, “Digital Skills Help Narrow the Workplace Gender Gap, Accenture Research Finds,” that if businesses, organizations, and governments within the international community “can double the pace at which women become digitally fluent, gender equality could be achieved in 25 years in developed nations, versus 50 years at the current pace [in workplaces]” (Accenture, 2016: 2).

In order for Canada to build a stronger talent pool of individuals with digital skills - skills which are often seen throughout engineering disciplines - universities, industries and associations must focus on including women into the digital economy. A balanced workforce is about more than just reflecting Canada’s demographics. Successful organizations tend to have a workforce that reflects the diversity of both its customers and society and works to support the development of employee’s skills to succeed in the profession.

Recommendations

In order to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians the federal government must work with industries, associations, and universities on methods to help improve the retention of employees, specifically female employees, within science, technology, mathematics and engineering (STEM) professions. The federal government must:

  1. Promote and support organizations that build awareness of effective methods that promote digital skills for their employees;
  1. Examine how STEM industries and professions could become more attractive to a greater talent pool; specifically focusing on bringing women into the profession; and
  1. Work in collaboration with industries, universities, and organizations to promote mentorship, internship, and co-operative programs to attract and retain women in STEM professions.

Proactive Steps: Engineering Profession in Canada

Engineers Canada is dedicated to increasing the participation of women in the engineering profession by identifying initiatives that attract greater numbers of women to engineering, promoting their retention in the profession and demonstrating the value of diversity and inclusivity in engineering education and in the workplace. A key component of this objective is 30 by 30, Engineers Canada’s goal of raising the percentage of newly licensed engineers who are women to 30 per cent by the year 2030.

30 by 30 has received national support across all provinces and territories. Engineers Canada collaborates with the engineering regulators and other stakeholders to facilitate a national vision on this issue. Whether it is in academic programs, places of employment or other areas, Engineers Canada seeks to recognize organizations that make significant progress in increasing women in engineering. The engineering profession has taken active steps to include women into the profession, including:

  • Assigning a 30 by 30 champion on their Council
  • Presenting an Award for the Advancement of Women in Engineering as a means of recognizing and promoting diversity objectives
  • Creating Women in Engineering Committees, with specific budgets and reporting at a senior level
  • Instituting formal diversity tracking and reporting at every Council meeting

Projects under the 30 by 30 banner also include nationalizing efforts of outreach programs such as the Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (OnWiE)’s Go ENG Girl and collaborating with the WinSETT Centre to increase women’s access to leadership training. The federal government should support these nationalizing efforts in order to leverage all talent sources to build stronger digital skills among Canadians.

Fostering STEM Education in Kindergarten to Grade 12 – Focus on Digital Skills         

The Information and Communications Technology Council (ICTC) outlined in their 2010 “Digital Skills for Prosperity and Productivity in Canada” submission that a digitally literate population is required for Canada to prosper in the changing international economy. ICTC highlights three main challenges that pose a significant challenge towards the development of digital skills. There are obstacles in place that hinder individual’s ability to access digital technology, “a school system is ill-prepared to develop digitally literate students… [and there is a] disconnect between the skills that industry needs and the education provided by post-secondary institutions” (Digital Canada 150 [ICTC], 2010).

An innovative approach to support the development of stronger digital skills among Canadians is to introduce digital media literacy and information and communications technology within provincial and territorial education curriculum; specifically integrating digital skills training within Kindergarten to Grade 12.

Credit: Engineers Canada

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Get All you want on the way!

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/20/2016 1476996439
Tags: e-business 
It is Airbnb for the road trippers!  Benefits for CANADA -  > A Tech Savy Food Network which will be globally representing Canada.  > Challenge .... Read more

It is Airbnb for the road trippers! 

Benefits for CANADA - 

> A Tech Savy Food Network which will be globally representing Canada. 

> Challenge to create an interactive food network like that of Pokemon Go 

> Generating and uniting businesses and giving them a platform for advertising, publicity and spreading awareness

> Become the first country to link Location Based Services and Roadtrips 

 

 

Credit: Piyush and Sumiti

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Get All you want on the way!

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/20/2016 1476996438
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It is Airbnb for the road trippers!  Benefits for CANADA -  > A Tech Savy Food Network which will be globally representing Canada.  > Challenge .... Read more

It is Airbnb for the road trippers! 

Benefits for CANADA - 

> A Tech Savy Food Network which will be globally representing Canada. 

> Challenge to create an interactive food network like that of Pokemon Go 

> Generating and uniting businesses and giving them a platform for advertising, publicity and spreading awareness

> Become the first country to link Location Based Services and Roadtrips 

 

 

Credit: Piyush and Sumiti

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Accélérer le développement des compétences numériques des citoyens, des consommateurs et des travailleurs

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 10/11/2016 1476212678
Tags: innovation 
Dans le cadre des consultations du Programme d'innovation du Canada, le CEFRIO formule trois propositions pour répondre aux enjeux prioritaires quan .... Read more

Dans le cadre des consultations du Programme d'innovation du Canada, le CEFRIO formule trois propositions pour répondre aux enjeux prioritaires quant à l'utilisation du numérique au pays. Accélérer le développement des compétences numériques des citoyens, des consommateurs et des travailleurs est la deuxième de trois propositions du CEFRIO. 

Quelles approches novatrices permettraient de renforcer les compétences numériques des citoyens, des consommateurs et des travailleurs? La transformation numérique du pays a des impacts sur les Canadiens dans toutes les sphères de leur vie, tant comme citoyens, comme parents, comme consommateurs, comme travailleurs ou encore comme entrepreneurs. Les compétences requises dans un monde numérique sont nombreuses et varient selon les contextes. Dans tous les cas, elles dépassent largement la compétence technique, pour mobiliser un ensemble de connaissances, de compétences et d’attitudes.

Les compétences numériques dans la sphère privée

Selon ComScore (2014), près de 28 millions de Canadiens utilisent Internet de manière régulière, soit environ 80 % de la population totale. Ces données sont similaires à celles collectées tous les mois par le CEFRIO auprès des Québécois. Les Québécois sont également d’importants consommateurs en ligne : plus de 1 Québécois sur 2 a fait au moins une transaction en ligne au cours de la dernière année, et chaque cyberacheteur dépense en moyenne 309 $ par mois.

Le CEFRIO a amorcé l’exploration de la question des compétences numériques des consommateurs, en collaboration avec Industrie Canada, en 2015. En effet, il est nécessaire que les Canadiens aient les compétences numériques requises pour faire un « usage sûr et critique des technologies de la société de l’information», et ceci implique notamment d’acheter et de vendre des biens et services en ligne, mais aussi de comparer des produits, des prix, et de comprendre et mesurer les risques.

Les compétences numériques au travail

Pour plusieurs Canadiens, les compétences acquises par l’utilisation du numérique à la maison pourraient être davantage mises à profit dans le cadre de leur travail. D’ailleurs, les résultats de NETravailleurs, une enquête du CEFRIO menée auprès de 1200 employés industriels, démontrent qu’une majorité de travailleurs manifestent un intérêt pour utiliser davantage leurs compétences avec les technologies au travail. Toutefois, des compétences numériques complémentaires en lien avec le travail doivent être développées, en fonction du métier ou de la profession ainsi que du secteur d’activité, afin d’atteindre les résultats souhaités en terme de performance.

Dans cet esprit, le CEFRIO, avec la collaboration de chercheurs universitaires, a mis au point un référentiel des compétences numériques au travail qui comprend trois (3)  dimensions :

  1. les compétences technologiques (utiliser efficacement les technologies de l’information);
  2. les compétences cognitives (être capable de sélectionner, d’interpréter et d’évaluer l’information numérique);
  3. les compétences collaboratives (collaborer et résoudre des problèmes dans un environnement numérique).

Le CEFRIO souhaite que le Canada joue un rôle d’innovateur en matière de compétences numériques, tant pour mesurer les compétences numériques actuelles des Canadiens que pour soutenir l’innovation issue des différents milieux. En effet, il est nécessaire que les Canadiens développent des compétences numériques pour agir comme citoyens numériques éclairés et vigilants ainsi que des travailleurs numériques innovateurs et performants.

L’état actuel des activités de commerce électronique au Canada ne permet pas à lui seul d’évaluer le niveau de compétences numériques détenues par les Canadiens. Le CEFRIO recommande donc la création d’un indice des compétences numériques des citoyens, particulièrement sous l’angle des citoyens consommateurs de biens et services numériques.

Le souhait de faire du Canada une nation innovatrice nécessite la mise en place d’approches novatrices pour développer les compétences numériques au travail. Le CEFRIO recommande également la mise en place d’un programme de soutien à l’innovation pour le développement des compétences numériques dans les milieux de travail. Ce programme devrait viser les entreprises, les organisations ainsi que les gouvernements.

Consultez les autres propositions du CEFRIO :http://cefr.io/3prop

Credit: CEFRIO

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Déployer un programme pancanadien d'accompagnement à l'adoption de technologies numériques structurantes chez les PME

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 10/11/2016 1476211812
Tags: innovation 
Dans le cadre des consultations du Programme d'innovation du Canada, le CEFRIO formule trois propositions pour répondre aux enjeux prioritaires quan .... Read more

Dans le cadre des consultations du Programme d'innovation du Canada, le CEFRIO formule trois propositions pour répondre aux enjeux prioritaires quant à l'utilisation du numérique au pays. Déployer un programme pancanadien d'accompagnement à l'adoption de technologies numériques structurantes chez les PME est la première de trois propositions du CEFRIO. 

L'utilisation du numérique est aujourd'hui indispensable pour toute organisation. Si les entreprises canadiennes utilisent aujourd'hui l'informatique pour réaliser des tâches reliées à l'administration, aux finances, aux ventes ou au marketing, il n'en est malheureusement pas encore le cas pour l'ensemble d'entre elles pour ce qui est de la production, de la logistique, de la gestion de la chaîne d'approvisionnement ou du commerce électronique.

Or, il est prouvé que plus une entreprise fait un usage intensif du numérique, plus elle est innovante et plus elle est performante.

Pour soutenir l'innovation, la compétitivité et la performance des PME canadiennes, le CEFRIO recommande que le déploiement d'un programme national d'accompagnement à l'adoption de stratégies numériques soit l'une des priorités du Programme d'innovation du Canada.

De 2012 à 2015, le CEFRIO a opéré pour le compte du ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec le programme pilote PME 2.0 pour développer une nouvelle approche favorisant l'adoption du numérique dans les entreprises. Ce programme a permis de développer une démarche et des outils pouvant aujourd'hui être transférés à d’autres PME dans l'ensemble du pays, pour les soutenir à leur tour dans leur passage vers l'entreprise numérique.

Éprouvée en pilote auprès de 30 PME industrielles des secteurs de la mode et de l’aérospatiale et présentement mise en œuvre auprès d'un nombre toujours plus important d'entreprises, cette démarche structurée d’adoption des technologies de l’information en entreprise a produit des résultats concrets.  Elle s’élargit actuellement pour rejoindre plus de 600 PME du Québec.

PME 2.0 a permis d'augmenter la productivité des PME participantes en soutenant une intégration réussie des TIC. Le programme a également favorisé l’émergence d’une culture numérique dans les PME de manière à augmenter les compétences numériques des dirigeants et des employés, facteur clé de la réussite des projets technologiques. PME 2.0 visait de plus à augmenter les investissements en TIC réalisés par les entreprises pendant et après leur participation, produisant des effets à plus long terme pour le Québec.

Une telle démarche structurée (diagnostic de la capacité numérique, plan numérique, bonnes pratiques de gestion de projet TI) permet de guider un grand nombre d’entreprises dans un processus d’adoption et de maximisation des gains recherchés, pour ainsi générer des résultats transférables et créer un effet d'entraînement au sein des industries, régions et secteurs économiques visés.  

Accompagnée d'un soutien financier au projet concret de la PME (pouvant provenir des programmes et mesures déjà en place), une démarche d'accompagnement telle que PME 2.0 favoriserait une réelle mise en action des entreprises, allant ainsi plus loin que la sensibilisation et l'information.

Les projets numériques cadrent souvent mal avec les normes des programmes financiers auxquels font appel les PME pour soutenir leur croissance, qu'ils soient privés ou gouvernementaux. En exigeant des PME recherchant un soutien financier gouvernemental pour réaliser un projet numérique qu'elles suivent la méthodologie de planification propre à la démarche PME 2.0, les institutions et programmes de financement canadiens pourraient à la fois améliorer l'accessibilité à leurs fonds et maximiser le rendement des investissements publics et privés. Une telle intégration accélérerait encore plus le passage au numérique des petites et moyennes entreprises du pays.  

Des PME faisant plus grand usage du numérique à travers l'ensemble de leurs fonctions seront plus performantes, innoveront davantage et seront plus susceptibles de faire appel aux centres et organismes de recherche et d'innovation de l'écosystème d'innovation canadien. Leur performance accrue et leurs exportations contribueront à renforcer la place du Canada dans l'économie mondiale.

Le CEFRIO recommande donc de s’appuyer sur les acquis de PME 2.0 au Québec pour mettre en place un programme national d'accompagnement à l'adoption du numérique chez les petites et moyennes entreprises.

Consultez les autres propositions du CEFRIO :http://cefr.io/3prop

Credit: CEFRIO, ministère de l’Économie, de la Science et de l’Innovation du Québec

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Transformer l'industrie du logiciel pour amener les services offert au niveau des services des autres domaines de l'ingenierie

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/10/2016 1476123466
Tags: innovation 
Je vais faire un parallèle avec l’ingénierie électrique pour expliquer l’idée. Imaginons qu'une entreprise de fabrication de textile quelq .... Read more
Je vais faire un parallèle avec l’ingénierie électrique pour expliquer l’idée. Imaginons qu'une entreprise de fabrication de textile quelque soit sa taille qui a besoin de électricité pour son activité doivent créer un département électricité , embaucher des ingénieurs et techniciens en électricité, acquérir et développer l'infrastructure nécessaire à la transformation, au transport , au stockage etc.. de l'électricité, démarrer des projets en tout genre avec aucune garantie que le coût e annoncé ne sera pas multiplié, le délai sera respecté et aucune garantie que le service obtenu a la fin sera a la hauteur des attentes . Très peu d'entreprise seront en mesure de s'offrir ces services. Ceci est l’état de l'art actuelle dans l'industrie du logiciel. Le Canada a l’opportunité d'innover dans ce domaine et d’être le premier à revolutionner cette industrie en soutenant des initiatives qui visent à concevoir et divulguer des plateformes de fourniture de services d'automatisation des systèmes d'information d'entreprise sur le même modèle que la fourniture des service électricité par exemple. Imaginons maintenant que notre entreprise de textile contacte simplement un « hydro one » ou « hydro quebec » de l'informatique, soumet ses attentes , obient un devis, puis tout est installé et configuré et puis elle paye pour sa consommation tout comme pour électricité . Ceci democratisera l'automatisation des systemes d'information d'entreprise et permetra son adoption à plus grande echelle par les entreprises de toute taille. La maturité de l’ingénierie informatique permet de pouvoir offrir ce niveau de services aujoud'hui moyennant le développement des plateformes avec une approche non traditionnelle et mon entreprise a commencé un projet dans ce sens mais manque cruellement de ressources.
Credit: Rosine Nanda

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datacenter infrastructures

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/09/2016 1476038175
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Canada is one of the few nations with safe, clean environment, and plenty of low cost areas in northern provinces which can help in data centers setup .... Read more

Canada is one of the few nations with safe, clean environment, and plenty of low cost areas in northern provinces which can help in data centers setups.

The data centers need clean environment, cool weather to cut the power costs and good connectivity to mainstream internet backbone.

European nations are leading this as of now. How can Canada increase its market share, which will improve infrastructure and help economies in remote areas. 

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Peer to peer payment transfer app

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 10/07/2016 1475884298
I am Jignesh, founder of mobile application called Wundr. What is Wundr? Wundr is useful when you need to pay back a friend for dinner, and you real .... Read more

I am Jignesh, founder of mobile application called Wundr.

What is Wundr?

Wundr is useful when you need to pay back a friend for dinner, and you realise you have no cash in your wallet? Or you fancy a packet of crisps, and you reach the till at the corner shop only to find that it's either cash-only, or even worse, there's a CAD 10 minimum card spend or a card fee. 

If only everywhere and everyone accepted card payments. Think of all the time you'd save from not having to find an ATM. No more chasing your friends for their bank details to make a transfer. None of that sinking feeling when you realize that cheque you've been meaning to deposit expired two months ago.

With Wundr, the only thing you need to make or receive a payment is already in your hands. From now on, you can use your smartphone to pay friends and businesses by card.

Wundr is a universal solution that covers all your needs:

paying back a colleague for lunch

paying your doctor

paying for the vintage bike you found on Kijiji

Wundr works with iOS and Android.

 

How it works?

- User 1 send money from his account to User 2

- User 2 get money in his Wundr account as a balance

- From Wundr balance User 2 can deposit that balance to his bank account

 

What I am looking for Wundr?

I am looking best payment gateway service with lowest pricing to make it happen this in CANADA. 

Also I am looking for to do partnership with payment gateway if you really like the idea and want to be part of new way of payment.

Let me know if you need anything else from me. 

Thanks

Jignesh Rajodiya

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Wireless control of electrical devices without computer programming

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/07/2016 1475827136
The innovation which turns your car into a smart car .Being a Internet of things (IOT) device this can be used to control the systems using wearable d .... Read more

The innovation which turns your car into a smart car .Being a Internet of things (IOT) device this can be used to control the systems using wearable devices also.The luxury features present only in high end cars are now available at your fingertips at an affordable price. A single touch in your smartphone can control multiple electrical devices (Windows, sunroof, wiper, music system etc.).Just lean back and enjoy the ride. The same is a friendly user interface for differently abled persons. 

Credit: Department of Scientific and Industrial Research, Ministry of Science and Technology, Govt. Of India

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Holographic Humans... Being there, without having to Physically Transport

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/06/2016 1475783457
Building a Network/Pipeline, which Data can be Transmitted, with Low Latency, so that People can work, Remotely, from Home, or an Office, or a Booth. .... Read more

Building a Network/Pipeline, which Data can be Transmitted, with Low Latency, so that People can work, Remotely, from Home, or an Office, or a Booth.

Multiple Cameras, Sensors, and Technologies Capture the Person’s Movements, Voice, etc. which is sent to the Business that they are needed at. Maybe they are supposed to be helping in an Office Building, coordinating Projects and People, send in a Hologram or Augmented Reality Projection of the Worker, from their Remote Destination.

Spread this Pipeline and Tech all along Canada, down into the States, link up the Tech Sectors of Vancouver and California, allow Workers from Canada and America to be able to instantly work in other Countries or Cities, without Polluting to send them, or taking time out of their day.

There is a lot more to this Idea, and the Technology is available. Connecting People, Digitally, to ease the burden of Resource usages. Spread humanity, without the physical, in hopes that someday, we can freely roam the World again, without degrading it!

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Building a B2B platform for petty cash purchases

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 10/03/2016 1475518135
All businesses have Petty Cash purchases; i.e purchasing tea, coffee, sugar, cleaning materials, stationary and other regular monthly purchases. The i .... Read more

All businesses have Petty Cash purchases; i.e purchasing tea, coffee, sugar, cleaning materials, stationary and other regular monthly purchases. The idea is to create a web platform where Canadian businesses can create a monthly order of petty cash purchases and then suppliers can fill out those orders by competing in terms of delivery time, items quality and prices. How would this contribute to the Canadian's digital skills? In the beginning this will help prepare the market for full e-commerce in terms of business entities; later on the idea can be extended to cover citizens (households).

Currently, I have applied to the Canadian Immigration and I know my chances are slim to none; but I do believe deep down inside my heart that I can contribute highly to the Canadian community and I wish I could have a chance to prove my worth as an effective individual in the Canadian community.

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Modernize Canada's intellectual property protection

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 10/03/2016 1475512148
If I have have a patent in most G20 countries other than Canada, I can apply for the respective customs service to prevent the entry of products that .... Read more

If I have have a patent in most G20 countries other than Canada, I can apply for the respective customs service to prevent the entry of products that are proven to infringe on my patent in that country. Did you know that Canada does not have this mechanism? Our innovation initiatives and intellectual property laws are working at cross purposes. Small companies that achieve patent protection can only use very expensive civil litigation if importers won't license a patent or stop importing the infringing product. So what is the point of achieving a patent in Canada if small companies have to stop funding innovation and put their limited funds into legal bills? If Canada had an embargo mechanism, this would have CBSA and the RCMP taking action, as they already do for copyright and trademark infringement.

Credit: CATA, ICTAM, and Tom Tessier; CEO Solara Remote Data Delivery Inc.

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Innovation in the knowledge economy requires access to knowledge

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/30/2016 1475262764
Innovation in the knowledge economy requires access to knowledge. To be successful, innovation must build upon what has already been established and o .... Read more

Innovation in the knowledge economy requires access to knowledge. To be successful, innovation must build upon what has already been established and on current research. The work of others is the springboard for new ideas, and without ready access to published research, Canadian researchers and innovators will fail to reach their potential. In substantial measure this access to scholarly resources is provided by institutions who work together through library consortia to leverage their collective purchasing power to negotiate best terms for those resources.

A Canadian innovation agenda must, therefore, include a commitment to enabling access by researchers and innovators to current information. Access to high speed Internet alone does not allow Canadians to participate fully in a digital and global economy. Digital infrastructure also includes digital research content and outputs, access to which helps accelerate further research and innovation. Currently, Canadian Universities are investing heavily through the Canadian Research Knowledge Network (CRKN), a partnership of Canadian universities dedicated to expanding digital content for the academic research enterprise in Canada, in licensing digital research content from commercial publishers. That content continues to increase in cost at a rate much higher than institutions can afford to maintain. Canadians need support at a federal level for open access publishing and Universities need support to provide researchers access to commercial digital resources.

Credit: Members of the Canadian Research Knowledge Network

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Modernize Canada's intellectual property protection

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/30/2016 1475261257
If I have have a patent in most G20 countries other than Canada, I can apply for the respective customs service to prevent the entry of products that .... Read more

If I have have a patent in most G20 countries other than Canada, I can apply for the respective customs service to prevent the entry of products that are proven to infringe on my patent in that country. Did you know that Canada does not have this mechanism? Our innovation initiatives and intellectual property laws are working at cross purposes. Small companies that achieve patent protection can only use very expensive civil litigation if importers won't license a patent or stop importing the infringing product. So what is the point of achieving a patent in Canada if small companies have to stop funding innovation and put their limited funds into legal bills? If Canada had an embargo mechanism, this would have CBSA and the RCMP taking action, as they already do for copyright and trademark infringement.

Credit: CATA, ICTAM

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12 Recommandations pour les Villes et Gouvernements (Fed / Prov / Terr.)

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/29/2016 1475152446
Tags: innovation 
Une conférence de portée internationale sur l'INNOVATION, tenue à l'ENAP-Montréal le 11 mai 2016, a permis l'identification de 12 recommandations .... Read more

Une conférence de portée internationale sur l'INNOVATION, tenue à l'ENAP-Montréal le 11 mai 2016, a permis l'identification de 12 recommandations pouvant aider à faciliter l'innovation publique.

http://recherche.enap.ca/fr/lectureNouvelle.aspx?idNews=27549#.V9lmM0-FMdU

 

Article court :

https://pmiquebec.qc.ca/index.php/articles-du-mois/548-innovation-publique-ere-numerique

 

Bonne lecture,

 

Pr. Yvan Lauzon, MBA

newpmp2.0@gmail.com

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Creators need a modern, balanced legal framework

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/28/2016 1475074164
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As Canada’s music industry continues to embrace innovation in technologies, the biggest step Canada can make to encourage this is to ensure that .... Read more

As Canada’s music industry continues to embrace innovation in technologies, the biggest step Canada can make to encourage this is to ensure that those who create music are protected by a modern, balanced Copyright Act.  To foster a culture of innovation and entrepreneurship in the music industry, the answer is not simply more funding or lessons on business management. Sound recording artists and makers of music are essentially artist entrepreneurs.  They have embraced the digital age and mastered the opportunities it presents as they distribute their music and connect with fans.  These entrepreneurs are constantly seeking and maximizing potential sources of revenue.   They have adapted to the digital age within the laws that are currently in place.

 

The key driver of innovation in this market segment is the laws that protect and encourage entrepreneurial exploitation of Canada’s creative assets.  Without a modern legal framework, creators literally have no incentive to create, much less embrace now business models that enable consumer choice.  What the music industry needs now is a recognition that the laws themselves must be reviewed so that they keep pace with innovation. If Canada wants to seriously develop its musical talent, it must recognize that copyright laws must be updated.  Many of the laws currently in place were designed in an analog era (in 1997), and even after some significant amendments were made in 2012, they still do not adequately reflect the digital environment. Some sectors continue to exploit music for commercial purposes, taking advantage of analog-era laws, to the detriment of performers and makers of music. This could not be the intention of parliament. It is time for a critical review of the Copyright Act so that performers and makers of music in this innovative/digital era, and those who invest in developing this talent, are properly incentivized to continue to contribute their time, money and energy.

Credit: Music Canada

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Stakeholders need Copyright Board reform

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/28/2016 1475073645
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Canadian businesses that rely on tariffs certified by the Copyright Board face serious challenges as they try to compete in a digital world.  Copyrig .... Read more

Canadian businesses that rely on tariffs certified by the Copyright Board face serious challenges as they try to compete in a digital world.  Copyright Board decision making is slow and unpredictable, as the process and decisions do not reflect the realities of the marketplace. For businesses required to make immediate decisions on whether to undertake new and innovative business approaches, such delay and uncertainty is untenable, creating a barrier to entry.  Tariffs take an average of 3.5 years to certify (and typically considerably longer for the more economically significant tariffs), while participants routinely wait between 12-24 months from the conclusion of a hearing for a decision to be rendered. In recent years, significant decisions have been rendered more than two years after their respective hearings have been completed.  Once rendered, certified rates often dismiss marketplace rates, creating still further uncertainty.

 

Stakeholders urgently require reforms to the Copyright Board process to operate their businesses competitively in the digital era.  Significant changes to the Canadian Copyright Board’s scope, operations, procedures and processes should be considered, such as defined timelines and prescribed rate-setting criteria, in order that rights holders and users alike can obtain fast, predictable and marketplace-based tariff decisions.

Credit: Music Canada

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Rapport Blanc Lauzon sur l'INNOVATION PUBLIQUE

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/28/2016 1475070460
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Un Rapport innovant et bien vulgarisé de 176 pages, aussi connu sous l’appellation est accessible à tous GRATUITEMENT et il est référencé .... Read more

Un Rapport innovant et bien vulgarisé de 176 pages, aussi connu sous l’appellation <Rapport Blanc Lauzon sur l’INNOVATION> est accessible à tous GRATUITEMENT et il est référencé jusqu’à maintenant sur une dizaine de sites, notamment sur les suivants :

 

http://recherche.enap.ca/fr/lectureNouvelle.aspx?idNews=27549#.V9lmM0-FMdU

 

12 Recommandations y sont proposées

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Camera view in document and software (Live document and Live software)

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/26/2016 1474901807
Tags: software 
My Innovation: Camera view in document and software (Live document and Live software) We can add Cam (camera view) in MS Word or any other document to .... Read more

My Innovation: Camera view in document and software (Live document and Live software)

We can add Cam (camera view) in MS Word or any other document to prepare and use the documents. FrameMaker, Google Docs. can have it too after my permission.

- It will allow user to prepare and use collaborative documents with much ease. The Cam will show the image of the other person in the dialog in the MS Word or any other document with voice & video to enter into conversation with each other and group.

It can apply to other software as well where camera view can be available in the software to work on the software e.g., if I am working on a database table and I want an input from a Team Lead then I will enable that Cam view with my Team Lead and it (table) would appear to him/her and we both can see each other and speak and work on that table - without the need of opening the chatting software or video conferencing.

It will help in faster development of software as well as while working on the code Cam view can share the code view with other developer and he/she would be in position to give input within the software.

Softwares with cam view is my idea...hope it will bring more efficiency and productivity.

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Invest in the youth and develop digital skills early

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/23/2016 1474661061
Tags: mining  innovation 
Encourage the early development of digital skills starting at the elementary school levels. Include specific mining specific digital skills develop .... Read more
  1. Encourage the early development of digital skills starting at the elementary school levels.
  2. Include specific mining specific digital skills development within the mining curriculums.
Credit: Centre for Excellence In Mining Innovation, CEMI

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Invest in innovations geared at mining big data from the mining industry

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/23/2016 1474661010
Business intelligence and analytics needs to be adopted by the mining industry. This requires standard underground communications protocols and infr .... Read more
  1. Business intelligence and analytics needs to be adopted by the mining industry. This requires standard underground communications protocols and infrastructure.
  2. Canada can make more investments in mining supply and service companies that are developing digital solutions.
  3. CEMI has developed an SME accelerator business model that supports the development of business intelligence within the mining cluster.
Credit: Centre for Excellence In Mining Innovation, CEMI

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Polymorphic Digital Infrastructure

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/21/2016 1474491445
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The basic description for this concept is using lots of small computers instead of using one big computer. For example, the small computing engines wi .... Read more

The basic description for this concept is using lots of small computers instead of using one big computer. For example, the small computing engines will be raspberry pi's which are commonly used for IOT applications and the big one will be one server pc which has intel xeon processor.

The main concept supports kind of infrastructure which can use 20 or more (kind of pi cluster) raspberry pi's instead of using one server pc. With using this kind of infrastructure, there will be some benefits (economical,maintenance,management,network,etc...)

Thanks to today's technology, everybody has smart phones which are powerful as some basic computers. Let's take the smart phone for using Polymorphic Digital Infrastructure.

The main question is, can we use all smart phones hardware (with taking permission of all individual) for common purposes which will be good for the all community?

With our smart phones, we all do lots of personal stuff (talking, chat, mail, listening music, reading). Lets define these all activities as a function A. My idea is not about collecting the individuals all information which are formed by function A. Off course collecting them without their permission is not legal and ethical. My idea supports to connect the all hardware applications of smart phone's(processor, RAM, GPS, LTE, Wifi, bluetooth, gyroscope, etc...) for developing the funciton B which will be used for the good of all community.

In my opinion, today's people understand the importance of network applications. With IOT applications we can connect all personal devices for making our daily life more efficient, useful, etc. Also today's people discovered the power of sharing with using kind of phone applications(airbnb, uber, etc). 

In conclusion, can people share their smart phones hardware with others for developing the bigger purpose which will be good for all of them, why not ?

 

 

I want to share some links which were influenced me to make this idea;

- influenced project / Polymorphic Robotics

- influenced smart phone application / AmpMe

- influenced smart phone application / Waze

- wikipedia description / Polymorphism

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Mobility/Internet

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/21/2016 1474472027
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-There is a need for better mobility & internet services in Northern communities, many have poor or no service.   Invest in towers and satellites to .... Read more

-There is a need for better mobility & internet services in Northern communities, many have poor or no service.   Invest in towers and satellites to have profit within community and allow for better access for residents.

-High-speed internet is needed within communities for health issues, (telehealth care) communication and to accommodate the growing demand of online learning/web based education

Credit: Indigenous Roundtable hosted by MP Don Rusnak

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Give options, experience and encouragement

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/19/2016 1474322765
First and foremost, we must ensure that all Canadian educational institutions encourage Canadians of all ages to engage in technology and are developi .... Read more

First and foremost, we must ensure that all Canadian educational institutions encourage Canadians of all ages to engage in technology and are developing skills that will ultimately lead to highly qualified graduates with the necessary expertise and training for the video games industry and the digital technology industry more broadly. This includes not only highly developed technical disciplines such as computer science, but also more traditionally "creative" fields such as art, animation, visual effects, game design and sound design, which also represent high value, high paying jobs. Moreover, to achieve success, Canada must prioritize and foster a cross-disciplinary approach to education and training that also incorporates communications, finance, sales and marketing skills as well.

 

Following graduation, it is imperative that juniors in the industry have the opportunity to elevate their skills and experience by having the opportunity to work with the best senior leaders in the global video games industry. This collaboration and exposure not only elevates skills of each employee, but it also elevates the Canadian companies and their internal teams in a meaningful way that preserves their competitiveness globally and enables them to thrive.

 

For these reasons we encourage the federal government to proactively foster and support interactive training and skills development by co-ordinating with provincial governments to provide direct support for these educational programs from Kindergarten - Post-secondary, with a particular focus on closing the gender gap in technology industries. Ensuring that young girls possess the necessary skills to pursue careers in technology is critical to the balance of Canada’s future digital economy. Some examples of innovative approaches to education include, the UKs Digital Schoolhouse (http://www.digitalschoolhouse.org.uk/) and the US-based Alt School (https://www.altschool.com/about).

Credit: The Entertainment Software Association of Canada

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Digital Literacy, Connectivity and Cyber Ethics

Question:What do we need from our digital infrastructure? How fast can we transition?
on 09/19/2016 1474322580
Tags: skills  education 
Ready, cost effective access to a first-class wireline and wireless broadband infrastructure is a critical component of Canada’s digital economy .... Read more

Ready, cost effective access to a first-class wireline and wireless broadband infrastructure is a critical component of Canada’s digital economy, providing Canadian citizens with access to knowledge, services, and employment opportunities, stimulating innovation and increasing productivity and economic prosperity. It is also crucial to the development of new digital products, services, distribution methods and business models, which, in turn, will drive broadband adoption.

 

Widespread availability of robust broadband is also important to the continued growth of the Canadian video game industry. Now consoles and PCs are connected to the Internet and "always on", and a variety of online services such as Microsoft's XboxLive and Sony's PlayStation Network have emerged that permit users to purchase and download full games and other downloadable content directly to their device. They also offer enhanced, value-added features like online multiplayer (where players play co-operatively with or competitively against each other), automatic updates, add-on content, remote saving of games (so a player can continue playing on another device) and community features like leaderboards and live chat.

 

The fastest growing market segment in Canada is mobile games, played on smartphones (like the iPhone and Blackberries) and tablets (like the iPad and Playbook), Canadians also play console games and online games, which include everything from Massively Multiplayer Online Games like World of Warcraft, where many millions of users all play together in the same persistent virtual world, to games on social networks like FarmVille or The Sims Social.

Government policies that encourage more affordable, more accessible, and faster broadband would have the beneficial effect of creating access to new educational platforms like Code.org, while fostering job growth within the video game industry. While ESAC strongly supports the federal government’s efforts to provide essential infrastructure to Canadians in rural and remote areas, it is clear that more is needed. ESAC recommends that the federal government assess the current broadband market and devise a “Made in Canada” solution to get Canada into a position of leadership in next-generation broadband in the near term.

Connectivity is critical to maximize the ability for Canadians to participate in the digital economy. However, active participation requires that people feel safe online and know how to engage with online content and in the online environment.

The development of a digitally literate and educated populace is an essential element in building a safe and sustainable digital economy for Canada. Digital literacy encompasses not only an understanding of digital technology and how it can be used to develop new social and economic opportunities, but also an awareness of the hazards and risks of the online environment and an understanding of online safety and security, and cyber ethics (including obeying laws that apply to online behaviour). Digitally literate people can communicate and create more efficiently, safely, securely and respectfully, which enables them to maximize productivity and contribute their creativity and innovation to the development of Canada's digital economy.

Digital literacy is a skill that all Canadians should have, however, targeted efforts for children should be made given that it is a critical requirement to properly prepare them for participation in the online world. Both parents and educators (supported by industry and government) have a role to play in preparing our children to be "digital citizens". For example, parents should:

  • Educate themselves about the Internet and media and the ways in which their children may use it;
  • Explore and evaluate available technologies for their children, and adopt those that are most appropriate for their particular family context;
  • Be engaged and involved in their children’s Internet and media use;
  • Remain conscious of the common hazards and risks that exist online and work with their children to understand and navigate the risks;
  • Promote and instil a strong sense of cyber ethics while teaching their children about acceptable online behaviour, and issues such as cyberbullying, plagiarism, inappropriate language, communicating with strangers, online impersonation, and respect for their privacy and intellectual property.

Similarly, educators can support parental involvement by:

  • Incorporating digital literacy programs into their curriculums;
  • Being aware of their students' Internet and media use and responding appropriately; and,
  • Making resources on online safety, security and cyber ethics available to parents and students and encouraging both to take an active role in raising awareness. The federal government should work in conjunction with the provinces to develop a strategy to incorporate digital literacy into school curricula and policies.

 

 

Credit: The Entertainment Software Association of Canada

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Enseignement des compétences numériques

Question:What are innovative ways to develop stronger digital skills among Canadians?
on 09/19/2016 1474292911
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*proviennent essentiellement du rapport d’ESAC sur les compétences paru en mars 2016  Établir un partenariat de travail étroit avec les p .... Read more

*proviennent essentiellement du rapport d’ESAC sur les compétences paru en mars 2016 

  • Établir un partenariat de travail étroit avec les provinces pour que les compétences informatiques et numériques fassent partie des programmes d’enseignement dans les écoles primaires et secondaires du Canada :
    • Intégrer la programmation au curriculum dès l’école primaire comme cela se fait déjà au Royaume-Uni et comme cela a été annoncé en Colombie-Britannique et en Nouvelle-Écosse. Le Nouveau-Brunswick et plusieurs états américains (NY, Floride) veulent aussi emboîter le pas.

               Financer des organismes comme Kids Code Jeunesse pour y arriver.

  • Enseigner les compétences informatiques et numériques de façon amusante et accessible, en utilisant des plans de leçons « ludifiés». Selon un récent rapport de l’ONU, c’est la meilleure façon d’apprendre pour les enfants.
  • Encourager une approche interdisciplinaire de l’enseignement, combinant des cours dans les TIC à d’autres domaines, comme les arts et le design.
  • Élaborer des politiques et des programmes qui incitent les intervenants du secteur à participer de manière active à l’enseignement des compétences numériques.
    • Dégager les salariés en entreprise afin qu’ils puissent collaborer à des projets d’enseignement, coaching, mentorat, par exemple en offrant des compensations salariales aux entreprises.
  • Le gouvernement fédéral devrait créer un groupe de travail et une stratégie nationale complète sur les compétences dans les domaines informatiques et numériques.
  • Au Canada, les principaux acteurs, y compris les écoles et les gouvernements provinciaux, adoptent déjà des mesures pour régler le problème des déficits en matière de compétences numériques, mais ce qui manque, c’est la coordination et la cohérence. Un cadre général pour l’harmonisation de ces initiatives permettrait d’optimiser les avantages pour le pays dans son ensemble.

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